Water kefir grains cannot be grown from scratch they have to come from a donor. The good news is that you only need a very small amount to start growing them from that first batch.
Here are the instructions for growing kefir, we use maple syrup because it has a high amount of sugar for the grains to feed on.
For coconut kefir
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Young coconut water
6 Cup (96 tbs)
Second stage fermentation
6 Cup (96 tbs)
1 Cup (16 tbs)
1. In a sealable jar, combine water kefir grains with coconut water.
2. Seal the jar set aside for 48 hours at room temperature.
3. Check the kefir mixture after every 12 hours to make sure the fermentation going on properly, taste the kefir mixture to check if it is too strong.
4. Using a plastic strainer, strain the coconut water kefir from the kefir grains, reserve the grains for another batch or to grow more.
5. Set the coconut kefir water aside for second stage fermentation.
For second stage fermentation
6. In a tight sealing bottle, mix together coconut kefir and orange juice.
7. Seal the bottle tightly and allow to stand at room temperature for 48 hours.
This process is second stage fermentation, in which kefir will break down the sugars in the juice and go fizzy.
8. If the coconut kefir is already fizzy, mix it with the orange juice and serve or place it in refrigerator to slower the fermentation.
9. After 48 hours of second fermentation, serve the or place it in refrigerator to slower the fermentation process and serve chilled we needed.
In this video chef Russe shows you how to brew water kefir and make pro-biotic beverages to beat the summer heat. This is a non-dairy coconut based drink that is fermented and is amazing for your body’s internal system. There are far too many benefits of this drink to talk about, so try this recipe and see for yourself; your body is sure to thank you. You can prepare a variety of kefir drinks at home. Watch the video to learn the how easy it is to make kefir and grow kefir grains.